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Tom Lawrence

The people tossing big money onto 21 tables in Vegas? Pikers.

Poker players eyeing their opponents over mounds of chips? Small timers.

Slot-machine fiends pumping fortunes into the one-armed bandits? Amateurs.

Thumbs up to the Park County Commission’s decision to give $10,000 to assist in building a World War I memorial in Cody.

That first “war to end all wars” — a title that sadly went unfulfilled — claimed 9 million lives, including 60 Wyoming residents. Two of them, William Francis Pittinger and Gay W. Hughes, had ties to Powell, and the American Legion post here is named in their honor.

Rich Crandall is no longer the director of the Wyoming Department of Education but he is still a state employee “for a short period of time.”

“He is currently working for the Governor through the transition to answer any questions that may arise,” according to an email response from Renny MacKay, Gov. Matt Mead’s communications director.

The city of Powell is shifting gears on a hauling contract.

The city will seek bids on hauling its municipal solid waste to a landfill. A legal notice in today’s paper announces that bids will be accepted for the hauling contract until 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 30. City Administrator Zane Logan said the request for bids was on the city website by 9 a.m. Monday.

If you moved into a vacant home that you didn’t own, and refused to leave it when ordered to do so, you’d be wrong.

If you didn’t pay your utility bill because you disagreed with a government policy, you’d be wrong. If you then threatened to shoot a cop who accompanied the utility worker who came to shut off your service, you’d be extremely wrong.

Decision had been scheduled for Monday but Logan says more time needed  

The Powell City Council has junked a plan to make a decision Monday night on where to take the city’s garbage.

City Administrator Zane Logan said Wednesday the issue will not be on the agenda for the next council meeting. It was a reversal of a statement made less than two hours earlier.

2-hour downtown parking limit kept, but council says businesses need to help themselves 

The Powell City Council considered dropping the two-hour parking rule in downtown, but after a discussion agreed to keep it — and rarely enforce it.

Former Sen. Alan Simpson is making his pro-same sex marriage position even more public.

Simpson speaks out in favor of gay unions in a 30-second TV commercial that will soon air in Wyoming and other Western states.

Thumbs up to spring.

We’re so glad it’s FINALLY getting warmer and more pleasant outside that all we have are thumbs up today. In the spirit of spring, let’s call them green thumbs.

A Powell teenager who had been missing since the weekend has been found and is safe, the Park County Sheriff's Office said Thursday morning.

"The Park County Sheriff's Office wishes to express our appreciation to the concerned citizens who provided information aiding in our investigation and to those who provided comfort and support to the family," the office said in a posting on its Facebook page.

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